COFFEE BBQ Spice Blend
3.1 ounces, 88 grams | Dual Shaker/Spoon cap
If you want a killer hanger steak, pork tenderloin, burgers, or anything grilled, COFFEE BBQ blend is your secret weapon!
Scroll down for recipes that use this blend!
onion flakes*, garlic flakes*, sugar*, sea salt, coffee*, sweet paprika*, smoked paprika*, orange peel*. *Certified Organic
Note: this blend contains finely ground caffeinated coffee.
Smoky, slightly sweet, a touch of orange peel and an overall delicious BBQ blend. Knock steak, pork, and even chicken out of the park with this slightly sweet, fruity and smoky BBQ blend. It’s even great on broiled or baked salmon. Yum!
Chicken, steak, pork, lamb, salmon, veggies, potatoes, ribs, and burgers. This blend is featured in recipes throughout Practical Paleo, 2nd edition.
Recipes Featuring Product
INSTANT POT BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILI
The holidays are (finally) behind us and it's time to jump into a healthy routine that won't be interrupted by dips, sweets, and cocktails!
And with this colder weather, I like to cozy up with a warm bowl of soup, stew, or chili.
My new and delicious Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili recipe is what I'm sharing with you this week. Good news, you can easily make it in a slow cooker too!
This recipe uses 3 of the Balanced Bites Spice Blends (Coffee BBQ and Taco & Fajita) - optionally just 2 if you don't want the heat from the Smoky Spice Blend. The blends can be found ready-made and organic in large bottles for sale or you can mix them up yourself from the recipes in Practical Paleo, 2nd edition.
BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA WITH CRISPY THIN CRUST
I've been on a little "what else can I do with Siete Family Foods grain free tortillas?" kick. If you follow me on Instagram, and especially if you watch my IG stories, you've probably noticed this.
Full disclosure: Siete sponsors my husband's podcast and we've been friends with the family who runs the company (the Garzas) since maybe 2011 when two of the siblings attended one of my original seminars in Texas. So, we have a lot of the tortillas handy at all times.
But, don't mistake our connection to the company (or any others we align ourselves with, for that matter) as a reason why we talk about the products.
WE TALK ABOUT PRODUCTS WE USE AND LOVE. If we happen to arrange a sponsorship as well, then that's a win-win for us. But it's not why we talk about them, ya know?
We've already mastered the basic grain-free / Paleo taco situation with these tortillas, but I knew they were destined for more. I could feel it in my bones. So, I decided to give them a little more effort than I normally would (we typically warm them in a skillet with a little fat over very low heat for maybe 30 seconds or so - flipping once or twice - and that's that).
These grain-free, gluten-free pizzas really don't have much of a "recipe" per se. Mostly what you need is the recipe for my sauce and then the process for getting the tortillas crispy and pizza-like!
The only real recipe here is my COFFEE BBQ SAUCE, made with Balanced Bites Spices Coffee BBQ Spice Blend. Boom.
COFFEE BBQ BACON BURGERS
Warmer weather = outdoor grilling ALL THE THINGS! First up, my COFFEE BBQ Bacon Burger – it's seriously epic!
This will be your new favorite burger.
If you've never had a bacon burger, you're missing out! It's a burger but with bacon ground up into it.
Yes, you read that right!
The key to this recipe is that you'll just roughly chop your bacon, then finely chop it in the food processor until it's basically the same texture as your ground meat. Add the spices (including Balanced Bites COFFEE BBQ Spice Blend!) to the bacon and pulse more to combine it, this way you'll get the spices really evenly mixed throughout the burger. You can finish them with an extra dusting of the spices if you want to, but you don't need to.
We enjoy these in a lettuce wrap or with some New Cascadia Gluten-Free Challah Bread (a Portland-based bakery) sliced thick as the bun, it's phenomenal! We mail order it, but I'm not 100% sure where else they ship. We've also used the Canyon Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns and enjoyed those, as well.
What’s your favorite burger topping?
Here's what I like to do: butter lettuce, a COFFEE BBQ bacon burger patty, avocado oil mayo, bacon, caramelized onions, homemade guac, and raw onion. Side of some pickles. BOOM.
COFFEE BBQ RIBS
THE EASIEST & BEST RIBS EVER. I mean it, these ribs are GOOOOOOD. And so easy. When COFFEE BBQ blend is involved, I'm all about keeping it simple!
Don't slack on the seasoning, you really want to maximize that flavor.
INSTANT POT BBQ CHICKEN
If you don’t want to use store-bought BBQ sauce (often loaded with gums or other additives!) or you don’t have on-hand, this Instant Pot BBQ Chicken recipe is for you! Make this using pantry items or items you have on hand if you’ve got my Balanced Bites COFFEE BBQ Spice Blend.
BBQ PULLED PORK TACOS
This recipe comes together very quickly if you make the components ahead of time during a meal prep day. Allot 15 minutes prep time to make the pulled pork, spicy slaw, and marinated onions, and 6 to 8 hours in the slow cooker for the pork and to marinate the onions.
This recipe features COFFEE BBQ Spice Blend and makes a ton of slow-cooked pork, so I'd suggest freezing half so you have another meal ready to go!
COFFEE BBQ RUBBED PORK WITH SEARED PINEAPPPLE
We absolutely love cooked pineapple in our house. Whether it’s grilled or sautéed, it’s a favorite to pair with lots of different proteins. Here I’ve combined the tropical fruit with pork tenderloin that is infused with a smoky coffee spice rub. When paired with a green salad and cauliflower rice or baked white or sweet potatoes, it creates the perfect Hawaiian-inspired weeknight meal.
This recipe also contains one of our Balanced Bites Spice Blends - COFFEE BBQ Spice Blend - which you can shop here!
This blend is amazing mixed into beef for burgers. It’s so good I don’t like plain ground beef burgers anymore. So much better than the TJs version.
Great Flavor - Damaged Package
I love this spice so much, it is so yummy on grilled chicken! Unfortunately my most recent order was damaged when it arrived. The cap was broken and a bunch of the spices were floating around in the bubble wrap. Customer service sent a new lid, but would not send a full new product. Kind of a bummer because I definitely lost quite a bit of product due to the broken lid.
Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods
Hi Meagan- While luckily not too often, it’s so frustrating when this happens in shipping. Please know that it’s standard for us to solely replace the cap when little to no spice is lost (anything more than a light dusting of product, which it appeared is what was lost in your photos) as it is very costly and causes a lot of waste - packaging, fuel, etc. to send one jar. Katie from our customer service team will be reaching out with a code for another jar when you’re ready for more, so please check your email for that. It seems a cap will help for this one. Cheers, Diane
I’m not a griller, so haven’t used it much on meat. But I LOVE the mixed nuts recipe using this blend (see Balanced Bites IG post from Feb 19 ).
This was my first spice purchase and it did not disappoint! It is so clear that all of the ingredients are super fresh and they are blended perfectly! We used the Coffee BBQ blend the day we received it and our only disappointment was that we put too little on our pork tenderloin. Absolutely delicious!
Great for meats!
Used it on bone in pork chops on the grill this weekend. Really delish.